New Delhi: The Central Crime Branch probing the August 11 violence in Bengaluru filed a preliminary chargesheet and named former...

On Thursday, Ravi Shankar was interrogated and arrested by police on charges of drug supply. There was allegation that drug racket is rampant in Kannada Film industry and also many influential people were involved in it.

His vital parameters were stable and during discharge, he was comfortable and asymptomatic. He has been advised follow-up and home quarantine as per guidelines, the statement read.

Residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy was also attacked after the violence broke out.

"The attack on journalists, the police and the public in the riot last night was unacceptable. The government will not tolerate such provocations and rumours. Strict action against perpetrators is certain," Karnataka CM tweeted.

According to ANI, a group of Muslim youth had gathered outside the temple and formed a human chain to protect it from arsonists after violence broke out in the city.

Taking note of the situation, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, "Issue will be probed but vandalism is not the solution. Additional forces have been deployed. Action will be taken against miscreants."

Earlier, Murthy's house was also vandalised by miscreants following the social media post by his nephew Naveen.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 4,77,023 samples were tested on August 9 while over 2.45 crore samples have been tested so far.